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Jan 16, 2019 06:50 PM
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More Than 900,000 Pigs Culled in Fight Against Deadly Swine Virus

A farm is disinfected in Jinhua, Zhejiang province on Aug. 22. Photo: IC
A farm is disinfected in Jinhua, Zhejiang province on Aug. 22. Photo: IC

The number of pigs culled in efforts to fight China’s swine fever outbreak is approaching one million, according to a statement from China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs released on Tuesday.

“Through January 14, 2019, there have been cases of the epidemic in pigs and wild boars in 24 provinces, and a total of 916,000 pigs have been culled,” the statement from ministry spokesman Guang Defu read.

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